Have you recently had one of those moments when your BART ticket that let you in the station wouldn't let you out of the station? If so, think hard about where you bought that ticket.
If you got it from anywhere other than the BART vending machines (or your mom's wallet), then maybe you deserve to be stuck in Pittsburg for the night. Read More
BART has hired a mental health liaison to advise its police force, less than a year after officers fatally shot a transient man at the Civic Center station. Read More
The family of Charles Hill, the 45-year-old transient who was shot and killed by BART police officers in July, will file a civil claim against the transit agency next week.
Hill was fatally shot after a confrontation at the Civic Center BART station July 3. Officers said Hill threw a glass bottle in their direction and was brandishing knives at the time he was shot. Video showed an object being thrown at the cops, but Hill cannot be seen in the footage. Read More
Protesters made a clear and simple demand when they tried to shut down BART service this past summer: Disband the cops.
The raucous pleas that followed the officer-involved shooting death of Charles Hill weren’t new. BART police have been responsible for four shooting deaths in four decades, and each one has sparked widespread outrage leading to calls for the department’s dissolution. Read More
Johannes Mehserle, the BART officer who was the center of a national firestorm after he shot and killed an unarmed passenger in 2009, will be back on trial Monday as a defendant in a separate case of alleged police abuse. Read More
A sidewalk dispute on Market Street escalated into near-butchery late Tuesday when one of the combatants brandished some kitchen cutlery, according to police.A 25-year-old man and a 54-year-old man had a heated exchange in the 900 block of Market Street, between Fifth and Sixth streets, just before midnight, and the older man then stabbed his opponent in the ribs with a kitchen knife, police said. Read More
State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a longtime advocate for reform of BART’s police department, will hold an oversight hearing next week on the agency’s embattled police force. Read More
The Monday protest of BART continued this week, though the protests did not immediately disrupt commuters. Read More
The recent protests against BART have cost the agency $300,000, and with another event planned for Thursday, that tab is likely to increase. Read More
BART officials said that they will take any means necessary, including once again shutting down cell phone and wireless Internet service, to assure that protestors do not disrupt service today. Read More